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Noob question... Most reliable SSD?

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I'm in the market for a 120GB ssd for a general purpose / gaming rig. Reliability is my biggest priority since I'm new to ssd's so I ask you: what is the most reliable 120gb ssd?

These are the drives I'm currently considering, in order of probability:
1. Crucial M4 C400 128GB
2. Corsair Neutron 120GB
3. Samsung 830 128GB

So... Are these good choices? If not, what do you recommend?
 

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The most reliable is hard to tell at this point, as all of these SSDs are fairly new. That being said, the Samsung 830 and Crucial M4 are both very solid drives that have shown to stand up to heavy use. My Dad uses a Crucial M4 128GB in his Thinkpad with success.

In general, I suggest to stay away from OCZ--their drives are generally less reliable than most competitors.
 

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The most reliable is hard to tell at this point, as all of these SSDs are fairly new. That being said, the Samsung 830 and Crucial M4 are both very solid drives that have shown to stand up to heavy use. My Dad uses a Crucial M4 128GB in his Thinkpad with success.

In general, I suggest to stay away from OCZ--their drives are generally less reliable than most competitors.
Basically this. Stay away from the "brand new" stuff, and go with the tried and true stuff. But still, make backups.
 

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Basically this. Stay away from the "brand new" stuff, and go with the tried and true stuff. But still, make backups.
I can't stress this enough. A reliable disk is a good step, but eventually anything will fail. Keeping everything important backed up to other disks (preferably several sets in different locations) is certainly the best way to go.
 
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